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      Special Upgrade 4 Tech Tips   12/27/2016

      Hi all! Now that Upgrade 4 is out and about in large quantities we have now discovered a few SNAFUs that happen out in the scary, real world that is home computing.  Fortunately the rate of problems is extremely small and so far most are easily worked around.  We've identified a few issues that have similar causes which we have clear instructions for work arounds here they are: 1.  CMRT Windows customers need to re-license their original key.  This is a result of improvements to the licensing system which CMBN, CMBS, and CMFB are already using.  To do this launch CMRT with the Upgrade and the first time enter your Engine 4 key.  Exit and then use the "Activate New Products" shortcut in your CMRT folder, then enter your Engine 3 license key.  That should do the trick. 2.  CMRT and CMBN MacOS customers have a similar situation as #2, however the "Activate New Products" is inside the Documents folder in their respective CM folders.  For CMBN you have to go through the process described above for each of your license keys.  There is no special order to follow. 3.  For CMBS and CMFB customers, you need to use the Activate New Products shortcut and enter your Upgrade 4 key.  If you launch the game and see a screen that says "LICENSE FAILURE: Base Game 4.0 is required." that is an indication you haven't yet gone through that procedure.  Provided you had a properly functioning copy before installing the Upgrade, that should be all you need to do.  If in the future you have to install from scratch on a new system you'll need to do the same procedure for both your original license key and your Upgrade 4.0 key. 4.  There's always a weird one and here it is.  A few Windows users are not getting "Activate New Products" shortcuts created during installation.  Apparently anti-virus software is preventing the installer from doing its job.  This might not be a problem right now, but it will prove to be an issue at some point in the future.  The solution is to create your own shortcut using the following steps: Disable your anti-virus software before you do anything. Go to your Desktop, right click on the Desktop itself, select NEW->SHORTCUT, use BROWSE to locate the CM EXE that you are trying to fix. The location is then written out. After it type in a single space and then paste this:


      Click NEXT and give your new Shortcut a name (doesn't matter what). Confirm that and you're done. Double click on the new Shortcut and you should be prompted to license whatever it is you need to license. At this time we have not identified any issues that have not been worked around.  Let's hope it stays that way Steve
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      Forum Reorganization   10/12/2017

      We've reorganized our Combat Mission Forums to reflect the fact that most of you are now running Engine 4 and that means you're all using the same basic code.  Because of that, there's no good reason to have the discussion about Combat Mission spread out over 5 separate sets of Forums.  There is now one General Discussion area with Tech Support and Scenario/Mod Tips sub forums.  The Family specific Tech Support Forums have been moved to a new CM2 Archives area and frozen in place. You might also notice we dropped the "x" from distinguishing between the first generation of CM games and the second.  The "x" was reluctantly adopted back in 2005 or so because at the time we had the original three CM games on European store shelves entitled CM1, CM2, and CM3 (CMBO, CMBB, and CMAK).  We didn't want to cause confusion so we added the "x".  Time has moved on and we have to, so the "x" is now gone from our public vocabulary as it has been from our private vocabulary for quite a while already.  Side note, Charles *NEVER* used the "x" so now we're all speaking the same language as him.  Which is important since he is the one programming them


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  1. It almost sounds like there's a mission here for an tactical, platoon level, anti-ATGM, force protection vehicle. An MBT still with a main gun but with Extra APS ammo/systems/sensors to group protect its immediate neighbours. It could be 1 per platoon. Retaining the main gun & say 50% ammo would be a fundamental priority. Or use a specialist AFV but as I understand it, tankers don't like having less protected vehicles integrated into their immediate platoons, for very sound tactical reasons. Oh daydreaming, it's always fun.
  2. Not sure it's so exciting. It's just a prototype. A decent one for sales purposes. So the UKR can build a vehicle that's similar in capability and design to a Russian one - not that great a surprise, considering almost all mechanized/tracked UKR vehicles are originally Russian desugn & build. I haven't heard that it's getting officially adopted by the UKR armed forces. Or even a proper test batch. Or even any sales to anyone. Until then it's essentially a sales pitch. Looks nice, certainly. Effective, probably. But still just a demo model. Do you have specs, details, user experience accounts?
  3. Putin's War Against Ukraine. Book

    Copy that.
  4. Putin's War Against Ukraine. Book

    It's working for Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Denmark, Ireland, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, Hungary etc etc. All those countries are peaceful, prosperous and their younger generation has huge opportunities in comparison to say, Russia/Belarus/Ukraine. Andy critically, they all want to to stay in the EU. It's not even an issue. The benefits (money, opportunities, improved services/infrastructure, rule of law) are massive compared to what they can provide by themselves. Ireland has proper motorways finally that are 60%+ funded by the EU. Same with Poland. We have a standard of living equal to the UK because of the EU. We have access to products, services and jobs across the EU because of the EU. I have a close relative in construction who is up for a top post leading the design and construction of airports in Denmark. His interviews are conducted in English and he is in return expected to learn Danish. That's the real EU - open, free opportunity for everyone. If your contention is that the EU isn't beneficial then you're simply ignoring plain as day facts. No bias needed, just basic observation, simple weighing up of of the benefits. The Ukrainians are fighting a war to literally gain those benefits. But I smell a knee-jerk brexit rant, so what's the point?
  5. Th future of armour

    The fuel consumption for the helicopters would be ridiculous. How do you propose refueling the 400+ we'd need? That kind of aerial tanker demand would shut down every US air campaign, everywhere; and as a publicly funded make-work program for hyper-educated electrical engineers with a fatal desire to fall from a great height,, we all know that will never happen. Far more sensible to use a wide scale micro solution - float about, oh, ten million aluminum-clad styrofoam panels into the storms path. They will bounce light and heat Back and the hurricane, profundly fuddling (technical term, but bear with me) the weather system's internal air currents. With the right conditions we might even reverse the hurricanes revolutions, literally sending back where it came from - Venezuela! Take that, communists!
  6. Putin's War Against Ukraine. Book

    Not to be contrary, but the East would have benefited from EU affiliation also. Not just the money, but the push for rule of law. Witness Romania - still heavily corrupt, but the constant push of EU pressure is having a steady effect. Killing off corruption is inherently a generational war (ie removing the old, entrenched interests) which only succeeds with persistent pressure (internal and/or external) until a newer, cleaner generation takes hold. The EU provides that critical external pressure, and the maidan movement signalled the internal pressure/desire to change things. EU affiliation would/will benefit everyone in Ukraine except the existing elites. And it's effect would have been many times magnified in the east. It's taken 2 decades for eastern Europe in the EU to even approach western levels of services, goods and economic ability. And that's with none if them at war within itself. Which is really, the true tragedy of the Donbass War. The lost opportunity to raise the living stands of the population as a whole, and improve the prospects of the younger generation in particular.
  7. Putin's War Against Ukraine. Book

    Personally, I'm Always most interested in the man-on-the-street experience. Im curious how much of his book has the viewpoint from inside the Donbass republics; there's some mention of interviews, but it can't have been very extensive? Even an interview by a biased interviewer can be unintentionally very revealing.
  8. Putin's War Against Ukraine. Book

    My interest is the person-on-the-ground angle. Re "unbiased view of facts" , well... Duh?Every author who's ever written something on political/military events had an inherent bias; sometimes self-acknowladged, sometimes not. Sometimes it's irrelevant, the story themselves are so powerful.
  9. Putin's War Against Ukraine. Book

    http://bunews.com.ua/society/item/taras-kuzio-telling-the-untold-story-of-ukraines-independence-war Interview with Taras.
  10. Putin's War Against Ukraine. Book

    Nothing rammed down, over here. He posted a link, with a short description. Not exactly placing a megaphone in your face and screaming official party dogma. Re the blurb, every single product, of any kind, from any country and from any part of the political/academic spectrum will have an overdone marketing pitch, designed towards a specific audience. It's not necessarily propaganda, just boring, high-school level copy, inane marketing vomit. I shoot the visual version of that crap every damn week. I'm on lunch right now from yet another mindless Bell Media nonsense. It's just forgettable b*llsh*t. (The blurb. Not the book. Which I have yet to read. So no opinion on it, yet).
  11. Stryker MSL

    Stryker battlefield SHORAD. https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htada/articles/20170924.aspx As if those Amerikanski hounds need more coddling....
  12. KinoFlat 01 *DRAFT*

    Thank you :-)
  13. Recent combat vids from Ukraine

    I guess the concern might be that they were being spotted and incoming arty would be the next thing.
  14. Recent combat vids from Ukraine

    But... Turned back from. MG fire. ....umm?
  15. Recent combat vids from Ukraine

    Bananas. I'm surprised a Donbass Batt unit would hold back - my impression was that they are pretty hard-charging.